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Take a stroll back to the Spanish Golden Age on this 3.5 hour walking tour. Entry to the Royal Palace is included.

• Walks depart from the Travel Office on Calle San Nicolás.

• Learn about Habsburg and Bourbon Spain from a local guide.

• All walking tours end with a refreshing café drink.

• Tours are reserved and confirmed immediately via email.
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Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

Excluding 1st Wednesday of every month.

Departure Time:

  • 10:00.

Departure Point:

  • Start: Julia Travel Office, Calle San Nicolás, 15.
  • End: Royal Palace.

Duration:

  • Approx. 3.5 hours.

Ticket Types:

  • Child tickets aged 6-15 years.
  • Senior tickets aged 65 years and over.

Hapsburgs Madrid Walking Tour | What To Expect:

In Spain the period running from around 1492 until 1659 is widely regarded as a national 'Golden Age'. This was a time when Spain was Europe's preeminent economic and military power, controlling vast dominions in the centre of the continent as well as an extensive overseas empire throughout the Americas. At the heart of this prosperous age was the Habsburg dynasty, a royal lineage that started with an ambitious Charles I and ended in turmoil under Charles II.

This guided walking tour traces the extensive story of the family, from a rise to power in 1516, through wars, wealth and success, to an inglorious collapse in 1700. You'll see stunning architecture emblematic of the era and will hear dramatic tales of power and intrigue. Each location visited will yield a new chapter in the developing story of the Habsburg family, and will also shed light on Madrid's physical evolution.

On this tour you will also visit the 18th century Royal Palace (entry included). The Palace represents a wonderful elaboration on Madrid's political and cultural history following the collapse of the Habsburg monarchy. It was the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family from 1765 until 1931, a point at which its use became reserved for state ceremonies only. The palace is one of Madrid's most visited attractions, and as part of this tour you will gain a wealth of extra insights.

As an added bonus the Hapsburgs walking tour concludes with a free drink at one of Madrid's best cafés.

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Please print out the tour pass you receive from this site and take it to the Julia Travel Office on Calle San Nicolás, 15.

Remember to present it to staff at least 15 minutes before the tour departs so you can be checked-in.

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